German Soccer League Kicks Web-TV Into the Future

15 August 2006

BERLIN: German media commentators predict that the start of the new Bundesliga season on Friday will kick-start a breakthrough in internet TV, thanks to Deutsche Telekom's deal to broadcast soccer matches online.

"We're on the brink of a television revolution," whooped Willi Berchtold, president of Bitkom - the German association of telecommunications and new media industries .

DT has secured the rights to webcast German national soccer league matches in a bid to boost its triple play offering of high-speed internet bundled with basic telephone and TV services.